ponderosa pine

noun pon·der·o·sa pine \ ˌpän-də-ˈrō-sə- , -zə- \
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of ponderosa pine

: a tall pine (Pinus ponderosa) of western North America with long needles usually in groups of two or three; also : its strong reddish straight-grained wood

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Origin and Etymology of ponderosa pine

New Latin ponderosa, specific epithet of Pinus ponderosa, from Latin, feminine of ponderosus ponderous


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